Believe me, friends – a sensational Norma !
Complete new rip with the new cart and new phono amp
# Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
# Performer: Elena Suliotis, Mario Del Monaco, Fiorenza Cossotto, Carlo Cava
# Orchestra: Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
# Conductor: Silvio Varviso
# Vinyls (1968)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# Label: London (Decca)
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# ASIN: Never on CD ? Not found on amazon
# Size: 1.55 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
The beautiful greek-russian soprano Elena Suliotis was predestinated to be the next Callas, after her debut 1964 – her lyric-dramatic voice and her scenic presence made her to one of the best sopranos of that time.
This Norma doesn’t need to fear the mighty Callas’ Norma and without doubts, this production is one of the best Normas, not only because of the superb Decca sound…the really sensation is MARIO DEL MONACO in the role of Pollione…..you could believe, Mario has never sung other roles but such roles like this.
A century work.
Suliotis inspired more criticism than any soprano who sang in the 60s and 70s. She was often accused of being a Callas wannabe, but she demonstrated over and over again that she was Suliotis! To hell with wannabe! I suspect she believed herself to be better than Callas. I my opinion she was.
Suliotis had a flawed instrument-just as Callas did. They were both often criticized for their chest notes, but both understood the dramatic shiver that can accompany a properly executed chest note. I defy you to find more emotionally moving notes than the ones delivered by Suliotis in Ponchielli’s “Suicidio” from La Gioconda.
Such a loss that her breakneck style of singing destroyed her voice so quickly. She must have known that she was shortening her career by her fiery style, but she was Suliotis. There was no other way.
Analyzed folder: /96kViBel_Nor_SulMDM/96k Bellini – Norma Suliotis MDM
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR12 -0.52 dB -17.88 dB SideA Bellini – Norma – Suliotis-Del Monaco.wav
DR14 -0.56 dB -19.61 dB SideB Bellini – Norma – Suliotis-Del Monaco.wav
DR13 -0.66 dB -17.97 dB SideC Bellini – Norma – Suliotis-Del Monaco.wav
DR12 -0.80 dB -17.99 dB SideD Bellini – Norma – Suliotis-Del Monaco.wav
Number of files: 4
Official DR value: DR13
- RCM: Okki Nokki
- TT: Clearaudio Champion Level II
- Cartridge: Sumiko Black Bird
- Phono stage: Pro-Ject Phono Box RS
- ADC/DAC: RME Fireface UC
- Pre Amp: Unison Research Unico Pre (Tube)
- Finals: Opera Consonance 9.9 Mono (Tube)
- Speakers: Dali Helikon 400
- Connections: MIT Terminator, Audioquest Emerald, Audioquest Quartz
- Software: iZotope RX Advanced v2.02, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
- Light de-Clicking with ClickRepair, significant clicks manually removing, no De-Noising
If You hear some clicks and pops here and there, Who cares?
Id rather have a few light anomalies instead of destroying the music. Enjoy the music, not the ticks & pops.
- DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
- Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
- Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5
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